Donald Trump phoned in an interview with CNBC's Squawk Box on Thursday morning -- and it was absolutely bonkers.
During his interview, Trump talked about his assertion that Obama is the "founder of ISIS," tried to explain his comments about "Second Amendment people" stopping Hillary Clinton from appointing judges when she's president, and responded to criticism from his own supporters about making too many unforced errors.
None of his statements, it goes without saying, were remotely close to being in touch with reality.
Below are the four craziest excerpts from Trump's interview with CNBC.
1.) Trump doubles down on his claim that President Obama is the "founder of ISIS."
Trump again sparked controversy during a rally on Wednesday when he accused President Obama of being the "founder of ISIS." When pressed by this on CNBC, Trump didn't seem to understand why this was even a controversial statement.
"He is the founder of ISIS, absolutely," Trump said. "He gets the Most Valuable Player Award, him and Hillary... Is there something wrong with saying that, are people complaining that I said he was the founder of ISIS?"
Trump, asked if calling Pres. Obama the "founder of ISIS" is appropriate: "He is the founder of ISIS, absolutely." https://t.co/VrtkDhvIgz— CNBC (@CNBC) 1470915592.0
2.) Trump says he hasn't made many mistakes during his campaign.
When asked to respond to Republican supporters who say they want him to keep his eye on the ball and stop making so many unforced errors, Trump said they had no idea what they were talking about.
"I don't think I've made too many errors," Trump said. "I beat 17 people [in the Republican primaries], I now have one person, who I think is pretty close to incompetent, Hillary Clinton."
Trump, in response to Republicans wishing he would stay on message: "I don't think I've made too many errors" https://t.co/7aOdmOPtTs— CNBC (@CNBC) 1470915483.0
3.) Trump says that he doesn't care if he loses, as long as he gets to keep being politically incorrect.
In an excerpt that is sure to make RNC Chairman Reince Priebus's heart seize, Trump shrugged off losing the election to Hillary Clinton and said he has no plans to change how he campaigns.
"I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing," said a defiant Trump. "At the end it's either going to work or I'm going to have a very, very, nice long vacation."
Per Politico's Jake Sherman, Trump also said that "'If at the end of 90 days, I fall short because I'm politically incorrect, that's ok, I go back to a very good life."
Trump on polls: "At the end it's either going to work or I'm going to have a very, very, nice long vacation" https://t.co/NVvntcVejZ— CNBC (@CNBC) 1470915855.0
4.) Trump says "everyone" came to his defense over his remarks about "Second Amendment people" stopping Hillary Clinton from appointing judges when she's president.
Yes, really -- Trump told CNBC that only the "haters" believed that Trump was egging on political violence at one of his rallies when he rambled about "Second Amendment people."
"On the Second Amendment, everybody came to my defense because there was nothing said wrong," Trump said. "Only the haters tried to grab onto that one, and it was very unsuccessful."
In reality, of course, even a Trump fan who attended the rally where Trump made his "Second Amendment" remarks thought they were inappropriate.
Asked wants to clarify 2nd Amendment comments, Trump tells CNBC: "Only the haters tried to grab on to that one" https://t.co/Kpy6p7iArr— CNBC (@CNBC) 1470914858.0